Author Topic: Abandonment  (Read 3947 times)

ed_o_brain

Abandonment
« on: November 26, 2009, 09:16:57 pm »


I'd have locked it up and reported it to the police if I had of been carrying a lock. Had it been unreported/unclaimed, it would have made a good commuting bike.

Post your abandoned bike pictures...

Salvatore

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009, 09:31:41 pm »
Seen outside a pub somewhere N of MK yesterday. If its crew are still inside, then they're having one hell of a session.

Features: detatchable front rim, ancient derailleur.

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et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Abandonment
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2009, 02:47:00 pm »
Wow. That's fabulous! :D
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Jaded

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2009, 03:11:38 pm »
Tabernacle St, London. 7th October, 17:10



Opposite Mildreds, Lexington St, London. 7th October, 20:50

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clarion

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 03:12:35 pm »
There's one round the corner from here.  I should bring my camera to work one day...
Getting there...

clarion

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 03:13:23 pm »
Seen outside a pub somewhere N of MK yesterday. If its crew are still inside, then they're having one hell of a session.

Features: detatchable front rim, ancient derailleur.



Hold on.  That looks like my back garden :o ;D
Getting there...

Wascally Weasel

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2009, 03:29:17 pm »
Seen outside a pub somewhere N of MK yesterday. If its crew are still inside, then they're having one hell of a session.

Features: detatchable front rim, ancient derailleur.



Hold on.  That looks like my back garden :o ;D

Isn't that Phil's old tandem?

Re: Abandonment
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2009, 03:32:36 pm »


I wonder what state the post is in now.

Re: Abandonment
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 03:39:03 pm »
And another one....

Re: Abandonment
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2009, 03:45:49 pm »
That's better!  Phew   ???   I don't think that I'll ever get the hang of posting images.   :(
 
Abandoned beside the canal in Ribe, Denmark.


Mrs Pingu

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2009, 04:01:33 pm »
Outside the Chemistry Building at Aberdeen Uni


Bruges


Barcelona (plus an abandoned banana too by the looks of it!)


Barcelona again (why??)


Oh, and Bamberg, Germany
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Abandonment
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2009, 06:25:14 pm »
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Bluebottle

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2009, 06:50:00 pm »
Outside the Chemistry Building at Aberdeen Uni



Blimey.  I think that was there when I was last there about 4 years ago!  It might have had a wheel at that point.
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woollypigs

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2009, 08:37:38 pm »

Spotted some time in 2008.

Remember this one ?



It turned into this ...



Mike J

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2009, 09:19:37 pm »


Does that wheel have any spokes, or a hub?  ???

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Abandonment
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2009, 09:45:46 pm »
Does that wheel have any spokes, or a hub?  ???

Nope, that was the amazing thing about it. Some toe rag must have wanted the hub really badly.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: Abandonment
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2009, 10:51:43 pm »
Not only the hub. When I went to get a hub respoked the guy cut the old spokes because that saves time. I would have expected that here too. Imagine someone there loosening all the spokes. He must have been there a while.
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2009, 07:51:03 pm »
Blimey.  I think that was there when I was last there about 4 years ago!  It might have had a wheel at that point.
It was about 4 years ago, when we first moved into this flat. When we first saw it, it was a full bike. It's not there anymore though.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: Abandonment
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2009, 09:04:11 pm »


Does that wheel have any spokes, or a hub?  ???
Sod that, someone appears to have nicked the headset!

There's something not right there - the rim and tyre look OK too.  Is it staged?
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Abandonment
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2009, 09:26:58 pm »
Sod that, someone appears to have nicked the headset!

There's something not right there - the rim and tyre look OK too.  Is it staged?

I think that's the point, everything that can be nicked has been. The tyre and rim are inside the D-lock and therefore un-nickable.
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Re: Abandonment
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2009, 09:55:44 pm »
I'm surprised no-one turned up with a mini bottle jack to spring it open.  That must be one hell of a good D-lock or one hell of a crap frame.
Never tell me the odds.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Abandonment
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2009, 04:18:26 pm »
There's something not right there - the rim and tyre look OK too.  Is it staged?

It's not a staged photo - I was out with my children and saw it, and happened to have a camera with me.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.